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Gleneagles Hotel: Best Family Hotel (UK), Junior Design Awards 2014 WINNER

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They Say:

When The Gleneagles Hotel first opened its doors to high society in 1924 it was described as ‘A Riviera in the Highlands’ and ‘the eighth wonder of the world’. Today, Gleneagles Hotel is a Five AA Red Star golf and spa resort nestled in 850 acres of stunning scenery in Perthshire, Scotland. The hotel offers a host of country pursuits for all the family; including off-road driving, horse-riding, polo, falconry, shooting, archery and gun dog training. With a complimentary leisure pool, gym, tennis courts, croquet and pitch and putt there’s lots for the kids to do.

Luxury family holidays at Gleneagles are filled with hours of fun in the endless country acres - the perfect playground, no matter what your age.

From cycling around lochs, playing polo, training a gun-dog or even driving an Argo Cat (amphibious vehicle) there are so many outdoor activities on offer.

The Gleneagles Hotel’s summer activity program for kids includes Mini Athletics, Pottery, Arts & Crafts, Own-a-Pony and Kids Zumba. Making sure kids are entertained while mum and dad enjoy their holiday is paramount to Gleneagles staff, and the team create bespoke programmes for every school holiday.

Gleneagles keep teens entertained by arranging activities they actually love doing. Young adults can take a dip in the pool, hang out on the giant beanbags in The Zone, or hit the salon for a pamper session. For more outdoor types, golf, equestrian activities, archery, fishing and wildlife photography will keep them entertained.

Gleneagles have a wide selection of luxury family holiday accommodation catering for babies, toddlers, kids and young adults, allowing guests to experience the exclusive rooms and luxury suites at Gleneagles with their family. Special facilities include special teenage rooms, family rooms with bunk-beds, cots, and inter-connecting rooms 

Fine dining at Gleneagles is not just for the adults, children can enjoy specially prepared menus by their top chefs, inspired by what kids like. The hotel also have a selection of menus for younger children, Make Your Own Pizza sessions in Deseo, and you can even order a picnic if you're going exploring.

Judges Comments:

"The Gleneagles hotel is a deserving winner for yet another year since it's design and style credentials alongside it's wonderful offerings for the while family cannot be beaten. There is an air of luxury around the whole estate, yet kids play and run around freely. The staff have the balance just right and provide a comfortable, luxurious fun-packed stay. In fact, you always leave Gleneagles planning your return."

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